Ever wondered how Facebook’s 360-degree videos look so good, no matter where you turn your phone (or, if you’re watching on your desktop, where you slide with your mouse)?

It’s all explained in a new video shared by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday

The videos are created using a technology called cube-mapping, in which the video is projected onto faces of a cube, with each face representing one direction relative to the viewer. This enables the viewer to see the video from all angles, while removing some redundant information that causes video warping, reducing the file size by 25% — a big deal on Facebook’s scale. Read more…

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Source: Mashable


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